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The relationship between metaphor and philosophy is the main focus of this engrossing study by continental philosopher Giuseppe Stellardi. Three separately identifiable, but strictly interconnected, thematic directions are explored: the theory of metaphor; the theory of philosophical discourse; and a close analysis of texts by Heidegger and Derrida for what they reveal about both metaphor and philosophical discourse. The works of these two specific philosophers are examined for a number of reasons: first, they attract questions that inevitably concern the meaning of philosophy itself; second, they make fundamental points concerning metaphor and its relationship to philosophy; third, the particular quality of their language is closely related to poetic discourse; and fourth, the relationship of their texts to metaphor give them an essential quality that can provisionally be described as 'incompleteness'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573928243
ISBN-10: 1573928240
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Guiseppe Stellardi

Giuseppe Stellardi is a Fellow and Tutor in Italian at St. Hugh's College, Oxford University, and the author of a number of publications on deconstruction and nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian novelists.